Today was kind of an off day, since we had no real plan after yesterday – most of the interesting runs are tracked, not much snow, too sketchy, etc. Instead of sitting at home we still decided in the morning to go and ski three cool looking colouirs on Yellow mountain above the town of Ophir. Starting out at 8.30 am we had made it to the top of the skin track at about 11, through some trees and on some south-facing crust up close to the summit of 12.800 feet. From here we skied the three colouirs in some grey weather with the occasional sun glimpse, in some fresh untracked powder. After the run we were back in Ophir and headed back home in time for lunch, short but fun day!
Looking down into the wind-loaded funnel shaped entrance bowl ending in the steep and narrow Gemini colouir. If someone presses flush, you’re going down the drain. This was the line I chose, but I definitely felt a bit nervous going down it first tracks.
After the colouirs we skied some fun sunbaked tree and pillow skiing down to Ophir, making the total vertical drop around 3000 feet. Not bad for a half-day!
Now it’s back to the drawing board to figure out a plan for the next couple of days…running out of options.